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Madagascar: The locally produced rice in the crosshairs of some nutritionists who accuse it of being the cause of the high rate of maternal mortality at childbirth




Madagascar: The locally produced rice in the crosshairs of some nutritionists who accuse it of being the cause of the high rate of maternal mortality at childbirth
The rice produced in Madagascar, consumed at all meals, is in the crosshairs of some nutritionists of the Big Island, as Professor Andrianasolo, working in the National Institute of Public Health.
 
This diet based exclusively on rice as it is the main cause of anemia that affects two million children in Madagascar and could be the cause of the high mortality rate among Malagasy women, at the time of delivery, as describes the site lexpressmada.com.
 
"Most of the local rice varieties do not contain a lot of nutrients, such as iron and zinc. Both are yet necessary, because iron provides, for example, oxygen. A person who has little of this nutrient in the body always has a headache and respiratory problems. Anemic children, iron deficiency, are also behind in their physiological growth ", says nutritionist.



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